The First Japan-Russia Mixed Cultural Commission
April 12, 2006
- The First Japan-Russia Mixed Cultural Commission was held on April 12 (Wed) in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan. The Commission was held based on a cultural agreement between the governments of Japan and Russia that came into effect in 2002.
- The Commission was attended by Mr. Masaki Okada, Director-General, Public and Cultural Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, and officials from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology; the Agency for Cultural Affairs; and the Japan Foundation; and on the Russian side by Mr. Konstantin Vnukov, Director of the First Asian Department, and officials from the Ministry of Culture and Mass Communication; the Ministry of Education and Science; the Russia-Japan Society, and the Embassy of Russia in Japan.
- They discussed their respective policies of cultural exchange, evaluation of bilateral cultural exchange, and strategy for further promotion and cooperation of cultural exchange between the two countries.
- They agreed that the schedule of the next meeting would be adjusted through diplomatic channels.
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